Riverbed Technology: Riverbed Delivers New Enterprise Ready Cloud Storage Appliances

  Riverbed Technology: Riverbed Delivers New Enterprise Ready Cloud Storage

Scalable Solutions Offer Larger Storage Data Sets and Faster Performance

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA--(Marketwired - Sep 25, 2013) - Riverbed Technology,
the application performance company, today announced it has expanded its
Whitewater® cloud storage appliance family with the addition of new hardware
models and upgrades to its operating system(OS). The new Riverbed® Whitewater
appliances and OS provide more capacity, faster ingest speeds and more
replication options. These features and capabilities make the new Whitewater
appliances a critical component for enterprises wishing to leverage the
economical price and reliability of cloud storage options such as Amazon

Enhancements include new Whitewater model appliances with up to triple the
cache of previous models and support of up to 14.4 petabytes of logical data.
The Whitewater Operating System (WWOS) 3.0 also offers new features, including
pairwise replication that enable enterprises to replicate to an additional
Whitewater appliance at a secondary location. In addition, enterprises can now
leverage the 10 gigabit networking interface that dramatically improves ingest

"We needed to replace our tape-based backup with a more efficient and scalable
solution that could handle seismic data from our global operations and the new
Whitewater cloud storage 3030 model appliance shocked us with really great
results," said Bradley Lauritsen, director of exploration applications, at
Apache Corporation, a Houston-based oil and gas exploration and production
company with operations globally. "The Whitewater appliance transforms our
ability to backup and recover by improving our IT efficiency for protecting
seismic data while delivering significant cost savings. We now feel confident
that even in locations where connection speeds are slow, we can maintain
continuous operations with the new WWOS 3.0."

Cloud storage has become a more attractive option for backup and archiving as
it has become more economical and reliable, with options such as Amazon
Glacier, which offers pricing as low as a penny per gigabyte each month and is
designed to have average annual durability of 99.999999999% for an archive. In
fact, customers that deploy the Whitewater 3030 model appliance can save more
than $750,000 over a three year period when backing up to Amazon Glacier. With
varying requirements for recovery time objectives (RTO) of certain data sets,
the ability to recover certain data sets locally and immediately has also
become increasingly important.

"Disk-to-disk backup architectures have become extremely popular in the last
few years. Adding the ability to integrate public cloud storage into this
architecture offers an immediate return to operations at a disaster recovery
site while capturing the cost advantages of very aggressive cloud storage
services such as Amazon Glacier," said Laura DuBois, program vice president,
storage at IDC. "Riverbed is focused on helping enterprise customers achieve
the immediate recovery they require and helping them reduce operations costs
by riding the curve of rapidly decreasing cloud storage price points."

Pairwise Replication and Pinning for Faster Recovery Options

The new WWOS 3.0 offers support for pairwise replication for Whitewater
appliances that allows enterprises greater flexibility to choose the
appropriate recovery option to meet their RTO based on their business
continuity plans. For the fastest RTO, a Whitewater appliance can recover at
disk speed to a secondary site. In addition, the new OS offers a pinning
feature that allows enterprises to tier and choose which backup data sets are
available on the Whitewater appliance cache for immediate access, while less
critical backup data sets can be recovered from the cloud.

Scalable to Meet Growing Data Sets as Enterprises Grow

The three new Whitewater model (730, 2030, 3030) appliances offer between 8 to
96 TB usable cache capacity. The largest model, WWA-3030, can cache up to
three times the amount of data as the previous largest model (3010) and can
support backup & archive datasets of up to 14.4 petabytes[1] before it is
compressed and deduplicated onto the local cache.

Faster Ingest Speeds and 10 Gigabit Networking Interface Support

For faster performance, enterprises can also choose to use 10 gigabit
networking interfaces to get up to 2.5 terabytes per hour ingest performance,
a 40 percent increase over previous models. The 10 gigabit networking
interface also enables enterprises to transfer to Amazon Glacier cloud storage
leveraging Amazon Direct Connect.

"As public cloud storage costs continue to fall, customers are looking to move
new and larger data sets into the cloud. Our new generation of Whitewater
cloud storage appliances expands scalability and performance to meet customer
requirements," said John Martin, senior vice president and general manager,
Storage Delivery Business Unit at Riverbed. "In addition to helping customers
ingest, protect and store more data, the new WWOS 3.0 features, such as
replication, improve customers' disaster recovery initiatives by offering
immediate recovery at a disaster recovery location should their primary system
suffer a significant outage. These capabilities greatly expand the number of
organizations that can implement cloud storage while tailoring RTO to their
unique requirements."

Whitewater is a purpose built storage appliance, optimized for data protection
and archiving, that helps seamlessly integrate organizations' cloud storage
infrastructures to deliver instant recovery, end to end security, and the
industry's most cost-effective storage for backup and archive data. Leveraging
the cloud as a safe, secure site for data storage, Whitewater appliances
streamline IT management and allow organizations to pay only for what they
use, eliminating constant hardware refreshes and large capital outlays.


WW0S 3.0 is available now and a free upgrade for all existing Whitewater
customers under a support agreement allowing them to take advantage of the new
features and enhancing their investment in Whitewater appliances. Whitewater
model 730, 2030, 3030 appliances are generally available.

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Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements
relating to the expected demand for Riverbed's products and services and the
ability to reduce capital spending. These forward-looking statements involve
risks and uncertainties, as well as assumptions that, if they do not fully
materialize or prove incorrect, could cause our results to differ materially
from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. The risks
and uncertainties that could cause our results to differ materially from those
expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements include our ability to
react to trends and challenges in our business and the markets in which we
operate; our ability to anticipate market needs or develop new or enhanced
products to meet those needs; the adoption rate of our products; our ability
to establish and maintain successful relationships with our distribution
partners; our ability to compete in our industry; fluctuations in demand,
sales cycles and prices for our products and services; shortages or price
fluctuations in our supply chain; our ability to protect our intellectual
property rights; general political, economic and market conditions and events;
and other risks and uncertainties described more fully in our documents filed
with or furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission. More information
about these and other risks that may impact Riverbed's business are set forth
in our Form 10-K filed with the SEC for the period ended December 31, 2012,
and our subsequent quarterly reports filed with the SEC. All forward-looking
statements in this press release are based on information available to us as
of the date hereof, and we assume no obligation to update these
forward-looking statements. Any future product, feature or related
specification that may be referenced in this release are for information
purposes only and are not commitments to deliver any technology or
enhancement. Riverbed reserves the right to modify future product plans at any

About Riverbed

Riverbed delivers application performance for the globally connected
enterprise. With Riverbed, enterprises can successfully and intelligently
implement strategic initiatives such as virtualization, consolidation, cloud
computing, and disaster recovery without fear of compromising performance. By
giving enterprises the platform they need to understand, optimize and
consolidate their IT, Riverbed helps enterprises to build a fast, fluid and
dynamic IT architecture that aligns with the business needs of the
organization. Additional information about Riverbed is available at

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